Yury Babichev focuses on international arbitrations and cross-border litigations. He is experienced in commercial and investment arbitrations, fraud and conspiracy claims, derivative litigations, shareholder disputes, contentious M&A transactions, large-scale debt recovery and restructurings, distressed asset sales and other special situations involving multiple jurisdictions.
Yury has advised clients on litigations in various jurisdictions, including England, the USA, the BVI, Bermuda, Cyprus, Ireland, Malta, Turkey, Switzerland, France and The Netherlands, and arbitral proceedings seated in major arbitration centres, such as London, Paris, Stockholm, Moscow, Hong Kong and The Hague, under multiple arbitration rules.
Yury’s clients include major Russian and foreign companies across a broad spectrum of industries, including energy, oil&gas, machine building, metals, IT and FinTech.
Before joining Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP, Yury worked at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton for ten years.
In 2007, Yury graduated with distinction from Moscow State University Law School, following up with an LL.M. degree from Columbia Law School with Harlan Fiske Stone distinction in 2010.
Yury Babichev was named a winner of the 2016-2019 RAA40 Awards Top-10 arbitration practitioners under 40 and is recommended as a Rising Star by The Legal 500 2020.
The Best Lawyers in Russia 2020-2021 Editions rank Yury among Russia’s best International Arbitration lawyers.
Yury is qualified under Russian law and admitted to the State of New York Bar.